1958 Venezuelan general election

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Venezuelan presidential election, 1958

← 1947 7 December 1958 1963 →
Turnout94.4% (presidential)
92.1% (congressional)
  Rómulo Betancourt, December 19, 1961.jpg WolfangLarrazábal.jpg
Nominee Rómulo Betancourt Wolfgang Larrazábal
Party Democratic Action URD
Home state Miranda Yaracuy
Popular vote 1,284,092 903,479
Percentage 49.2% 34.6%

President before election

Wolfgang Larrazábal
URD

Elected President

Rómulo Betancourt
Democratic Action

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General elections were held in Venezuela on 7 December 1958.[1] The presidential elections were won by Rómulo Betancourt of Democratic Action, who received 49.2% of the vote,[2] whilst his party won 73 of the 132 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and 32 of the 51 seats in the Senate. Voter turnout was 94.4% in the presidential election and 92.1% in the Congressional elections.[3]

Results[edit]

President[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Rómulo Betancourt Democratic Action 1,284,092 49.2
Wolfgang Larrazábal URD-PCV-MENI 903,479 34.6
Rafael Caldera Copei-IR-PST 423,262 16.2
Invalid/blank votes 111,220
Total 2,722,053 100
Source: Nohlen

Congress[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Chamber +/- Senate +/-
Democratic Action 1,275,973 49.5 73 -10 32 -6
Democratic Republican Union 690,357 26.8 34 +30 11 +10
Copei 392,305 15.2 18 +2 6 +2
Communist Party of Venezuela 160,791 6.2 7 +4 2 +1
Republican Integration 19,424 0.8 0 New 0 New
Socialist Workers' Party 15,476 0.6 0 New 0 New
Independent National Electoral Movement 14,908 0.6 0 New 0 New
Socialist Party of Venezuela 10,983 0.4 0 0 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 104,732
Total 2,684,949 100 132 +22 51 +5
Source: Nohlen
Popular vote
AD
49.45%
URD
26.76%
COPEI
15.20%
PCV
6.23%
Others
2.36%
Seats (Chamber)
AD
55.30%
URD
25.76%
COPEI
13.64%
PCV
5.30%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p555 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
  2. ^ Nohlen, p580
  3. ^ Nohlen, p556